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“Medical Careers helped me explore career paths in the medical field and earn my LNA while still in high school!”
-Laci Stanhope, 2016
Instructor: Shelley Howrigan
Medical Careers is a college preparatory program for students desiring careers in the medical field.
Medicine is science based, thus a pre-requisite of a B or better in a college prep biology class is required for acceptance into this program.
Students will gain a thorough understanding of health related careers and gain skills in medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, basic first aid, nutrition, anatomy & physiology, diseases processes, and infection control. Students have the opportunity to become certified in First Aid, CPR & AED, and test for their LNA.
What You’ll Learn
The first year students will learn about history and trends in medical care, careers available in the field of medicine, legal and ethical responsibilities of medical careers, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, cultural diversity, geriatric care, infection control, First Aid, CPR, and how computer technology is being integrated into the medical field.
The second year students will acquire skills either as a medical assistant or nurse’s aid and have the opportunity to co-op. Human biology and/or medical terminology with be offered for college credit in conjunction with Community College of Vermont.
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